The Status Bar contains information about the current document and offers various buttons with special functions. You can click on most status bar items to open a related dialog window.
Displays the language for the selected text. Click to open a menu where you can choose another language for the selected text or for the current paragraph.
Chooseto exclude the text from spellchecking and hyphenation.
Chooseto re-apply the default language for the selection or the paragraph.
Chooseto open the character formatting dialogue box with more options.
Click to start digital signature process. You must have a digital certificate to complete the process. See also Digital Signatures.
Three controls on the Writer Status Bar allow you to change the zoom and view layout of your text documents.
The View Layout icons show from left to right: Single column mode. View mode with pages side by side. Book mode with two pages as in an open book.
Drag the Zoom slider to the left to show more pages, drag to the right to zoom into a page and show a smaller area of the page.